Bank of America Tower (New York) And Other Beautiful Buildings…

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If you need a little eye candy for your Friday, CNN recently posted pictures of what building data company Emporis of Hamburg, Germany, has concluded are the most “spectacular” buildings in the banking industry. BOA Pic.jpg

The buildings include:

* Bank of America Tower (New York) — Architects: Cook + Fox Architects; Adamson Associates
* Bank of China Tower (Hong Kong) — Architects: I.M. Pei & Partners; Shermann Kung & Associates * DnB NOR Headquarters (Oslo, Norway)
* European Investment Bank (Luxembourg) — Architects: Ingenhoven Architects
* Isbank Tower (Istanbul, Turkey) — Architects: Swanke Hayden Connell Architects; Tekeli & Sisa

* Islamic Development Bank (Jeddah, Saudia Arabia) — Architects: Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
* Macquarie Bank Centre (Sydney) — Architects: Fitzpatrick + Partners
* National Bank of Dubai (Dubai, U.A.E.) — Architects: Norris Group Consultants Int. Ltd.; Carlos Ottawa Architect
* ING House (Amsterdam, Netherlands) — Architects: Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten
* One Churchill Place (London) — Architects: HOK International Ltd.
* Saxo Bank International HQ (Hellerup, Denmark) — Architects: 3XN Architects
* Scotia Plaza (Toronto, Canada) — Architects: WZMH Architects

If you need more, CNN also posted pictures of 25 amazing skyscrapers, including pictures of the following buildings:

ESB.jpg* Empire State Building (New York) — Height: 437 Meters * China Central Television Headquarters (Beijing) — Height: 234 Meters * Commerzbank Headquarters (Frankfurt, Germany) — Height: 300.1 Meters * The Shard (London) — Height: 310 Meters * Elephant Tower (Bangkok) — Height: 102 Meters CB.jpg* Chrysler Building (New York) — Height: 320 Meters * Bitexco Financial Tower (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) — Height: 262 Meters * Ryugyong Hotel (Pyongyang, North Korea) — Height: 330 Meters * Transamerica Pyramid (San Francisco) — Height: 260 Meters * Bank of China Tower (Hong Kong) — Height: 367.4 Meters * Kingdom Centre (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) — Height: 302 Meters * Petronas Twin Towers (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) — Height: 452 Meters * Tokyo Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower (Tokyo) — Height: 204 Meters * Shanghai World Financial Center (Shanghai) — Height: 492 Meters * Hotel & Casino Grand Lisboa (Macau) — Height: 261 Meters * Bahrain World Trade Center (Manama, Bahrain) — Height: 240 Meters * Two International Finance Center (2IFC) (Hong Kong) — Height: 415 Meters * Burj al Arab (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) — Height: 321 Meters * Taipei 101 (Taipei, Taiwan) — Height: 508 Meters * Torre Agbar (Barcelona, Spain) — Height: 142 Meters * Burj Khalifa (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) — Height: 828 Meters * 30 St. Mary Axe (London) — Height: 180 Meters * Turning Torso (Malmo, Sweden) — Height: 190 Meters * One World Trade Center (New York) — Height: 541 MetersWorld Trade.jpg
* Marina Bay Sands (Singapore) — Height: 194 Meters
I’m not sure if it is possible to pick a favorite.

Photos: Bank of America Tower, Taken January 3, 2013, Kiah Ankoor – Creative Commons; Empire State Building, Taken September 18, 2005, matze_ott – Creative Commons; Chrysler Building, Taken May 2009, David Shankbone – Creative Commons; One World Trade Center, Taken June 22, 2012, Charlie Phillips – Creative Commons